Reviews

05 Feb 2020
Get Your Wigle On Shrek The Musical Theatre Severn 5th February- 9th February (Matinee Saturday 2 p.m. & Sunday 1 p.m.) The year was 2001 and we were all in a brand new century expecting brand new things. In cinema we got Shrek. A sweeping success, it gave just the right amount of irreverent humour to win its way into the very psyche of the British population. Sarcasm and Irony were the key...
03 Feb 2020
  I knew it!  I said they would… Apparently, European SUV sales of are beginning to drop. It’s as a result of environmental concerns. Owners of SUVs aren’t replacing them like-for-like because of their fuel consumption, and their – the owners that is – carbon footprint. Or so I’ve heard…  But the source of said rumours is a good one: Peugeot’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imperato. And let’s face it, if...
25 Jan 2020
Exciting Science Theatre Severn 25th January 2020 Well here we are into a new year and this is my first foray back after a long and lazy seasonal period, and what a show to come back to. Thrilling, High Octane and Exciting are some of the superlatives one can attach with a great profligacy to this brilliant new and exciting science show. Geared for the younger audience (5 to 12) Exciting Science...
31 Dec 2019
“Given the chance I’d have happily driven it the 400 or miles back to my place”.         That’s what I wrote, on the train home, after having sampled Volvo’s new S60 during its launch earlier this year in Glencoe, Scotland. I returned mightily impressed, but I’ll admit, it’s all too easy to be seduced by something when the weather, the scenery, the company, and the food (Oh, the food… Have you...
06 Dec 2019
Aladdin Theatre Severn 4th December 2019-12th January 2020 For Matinees see Theatre Severn Guide Well it is that time of year again. It cannot be believed that a full twelve months whizzed by since I was writing last year’s Panto review. However a year has passed, I need to get over it and move on to this year’s wonderful panto…Aladdin. I have said many times that Bradd Fitt is the the funniest...
18 Nov 2019
The Entertainer Theatre Severn 18th November-23rd November (Matinees 14.30 Wednesday and Saturday) The year is 1956, the playwright John Osborne, the play is The Entertainer. Written with an aim to break the Angry Young Man image of his earlier “Look Back in Anger,” he still promotes the Fourth Wall, Kitchen Sink Drama genre, The Entertainer is a strange play and although contemporized from the...
30 Oct 2019
The Pitmen Poets, Walker Theatre, Wednesday 30th November 2019 If you were around pre-Nineteen Eighty Four you will be very much aware of how mining and mining communities were the very backbone to our existence. They kept us warm and illuminated. You might also be aware that that date is one of the most crucial dates in our industrial heritage. It was the year that the miners stood firm against...
21 Oct 2019
   I can remember my uncle Jim telling me about how, whilst on holiday, he once went into a Skoda dealer near Bodfari, in North Wales, and tried to crack a joke about a Skoda’s lack of performance. The dealer, no doubt used to a host of such “witty” quips, promptly, and politely reminded him that the Skoda Estelle (the model on sale at the time), thanks to its combination of light weight,...
02 Oct 2019
An Inspector Calls Theatre Severn 02nd  October-5th October 2019 Matinee 02nd  and 05th   at 14.30 Sometimes to watch a theatre doing exactly what it can is like watching a top athlete work, every sinew every muscle in synchronicity so too is theatre. Every light cue, every sound cue, Theatre Technology , Actors, Directors to Producers and Designers,  all working together to turn a space “a...
27 Sep 2019
Nett UK Presents Motown. How sweet it is. Theatre Severn 27th September 2019 Many good things came out of Nineteen Fifty Nine. A good year for Theatre Reviewers I have heard. However the salient point being that it is the year that Berry Gordy created the Motown label. In doing he gave songs and Artistes who will stay indelibly locked into our minds for ever more. Tonight’s audience proved that....
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